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Re: how long has emacs been idle?

From: Piet van Oostrum
Subject: Re: how long has emacs been idle?
Date: 27 Nov 2003 22:50:17 +0100
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>>>>> Roland Winkler <> (RW) wrote:

RW> I have a timer function that is called every 60s. I would like to
RW> modify the code such that this happens only when emacs has been idle
RW> for not more than, say, 5 min. Is there a variable that my code
RW> could check in order to know for how long emacs has been idle?

Maybe you just need the function `run-with-idle-timer'. Anyway you can use
this function to set a variable.
Piet van Oostrum <>
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